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This tag is for questions regarding use of the tag system introduced in Joomla 3.1.


Joomla included built-in support for tags in April 2013, with the release of Joomla 3.1. Key features are:

  • Multilanguage.
  • Nested tags structure.
  • Integrated in all the core content (using the first Unified Content Model approach seen in the core).
  • Selectable tag field mode (AJAX or nested).
  • On the fly tag creation.
  • Easily integration in any extension.


Joomla tags can be used to search and display content. Tags can be created on-the-fly, or pre-defined. The default tag field behavior can be set in the global com_tags settings.

Tag field

Extensions can define a tag field in the XML file:

<field name="tags" type="tag"
    label="JTAG" description="JTAG_DESC"
    class="inputbox span12 small" multiple="true"

Joomla will automatically include any dependencies required.

Usefull links

Introduction to the Tag Field -

The New Tags Feature -